Rules for Life

Re:Verse passage – Exodus 20:1-17 (day two) “Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.” ‭‭ROMANS‬ ‭3:19-20‬ ‭

These set of rules have been a bedrock for western civilization for thousands of years, and yet, it seems odd for Paul to state that one of the purposes of the law is to point out our sin. In fact, that is one of the great tenants of our faith, but not in a deterring way. These great tent poles of righteous behavior gives us an anchor to which we can tether our fallen natures. They serve as a reminder of a better way, and a more perfect path. They ultimately point us to Jesus who came to fully live, and to fully obey so that we may further tether our faith to his redeeming example. Don’t be discouraged by the set of rules, be encouraged that God loves us enough to give us guide posts to help steer us.

“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”” JOHN‬ ‭14:21‬ ‭

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

One thought on “Rules for Life”

  1. I could not agree more that the 10 Commandments of God are not limited to believers but for the whole world.

    I see them as 10 principles of moral behavior for the human race. I completely agreed that the world will be transformed if everyone conducts their lives based on these 10 moral rules.

    God knew human race would do those things so He issued those 10 moral standards to remind the human race not to commit these sinful human errors.

    Think for a moment! In a family and organizational setting, do we issue moral and ethical standards to guide members of their daily operations or conducts when we know they will do things we don’t want them to do???

    These 10 moral standards or rules are important to God; and of course, there will be life and after-life benefits if we obey them. In general, obeying rules and standards of moral conducts will give us peace of mind and give us true freedom! We will live without fear! Peace is with us!

    Good discussion and good reminder!

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